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Thais swarm Poipet casinos

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Desperate for a flutter during the junta crackdown on gambling at home, Thais are making a beeline for casinos in a seedy Cambodian border town - which has already been deluged by Cambodian migrants fleeing the kingdom. 

A Cambodian man rides past a gate of the Golden Crown Casino in the Thai-Cambodian border city of Poipet, June 19, 2014

For more than a decade Poipet, a scruffy, vice-ridden frontier town studded with casinos and online gambling booths, has lured customers from neighbouring Thailand, where betting is all but banned.

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